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  2. Lets start with those who say there are to many people....
  3. Given the number of homeless dogs in Thailand, this was most certainly an act of mercy.
  4. Isn't the "throughout the period of stay" statement referring to the (1 year period) mentioned in the previous sentence.
  5. It is difficult to say whether there is no cause for concern. I am 65 with health issues (diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia) and insurance for me is a waste of money. I have the funds to self insure...and could easily take a 2 or 3 million hit from a hospital stay in my stride...so I have no interest in purchasing overpriced insurance to increase the profits of greedy insurers. I will probably leave if I am forced to buy insurance, but will stay if they let me keep and additional 440 K in the bank to cover, over and above the 800k for retirement extension. But I have been in Thailand nearly 12 years....on the whole I have been very happy...but the trend in Thailand is to make it tougher for people.... Take the TM30 forms...I arrive at Suvarnabhumi and give my information to immigration including my address....then next day I am supposed to get up early and drive 90 minutes the local immigration and file a TM30. It is ridiculous...not only that if my landlord doesn't file on my behalf I am liable to pay the fine or they won't extend my visa. It is pointless inconvenience. Like you I have spent my adult life as an expat, I have never encountered such pointless bureaucracy in my life. Yes you are right to observe that Thal governments do not operate in an organised way. Their approach instead of 'ready, aim, fire" is "fire, ready, aim" with 'solutions' that don't fit the diagnosis, because they never make a diagnosis in the first place. If the reason that they want TM30s files is that criminals are getting into Thailand, this action will not solve that problem. Tightening up on visa documentation will....perhaps asking all males under the age of 60 for police reports (which is already the regulation but is not enforced). In any event, this solution to the 300 million baht unpaid hospital bills will cost the expats tons of money.....and it is only saving $10 million....$10 stinking million dollars...its peanuts....and I have never read on TV of patients with retirement extension as the ones not paying their bills.....it is tourists that get injured doing dangerous things who have no insurance....ie young adventurers not slow moving oldies. And anyway 300 million baht...the new 100 baht per tourist will cover the deficit 10 fold. I am not a happy camper...I love Thailand and planned to stay here for r=the rest of my life and since I spend freely, to support the economy, not to mention employing several domestic staff....but I have had enough of changes to immigration rules as I can stand....no other. country changes its rules every month. Anyway I don't need this s&*t, I'll set off for somewhere more welcoming to retirees and Thailand will lose another free spending, family supporting farang. I think I have up to next spring to decide so I'll spend the next few months scoping out alternatives, including moving back home and buying a home in a sunny clime.
  6. You forgot about the landslide majority (23%, after making millions of votes invalid) of the current government
  7. Enforced celibacy of clergy is a very bad idea. It has been a disaster for the Catholic Church. It is certainly not a good idea for Buddhist monks.
  8. I want to put in a new bolt rope into my awning without stitching. It's made with the fabric usually seen on shop blinds. Any tips on the type of adhesive used on this type of material?
  9. Myanmar worker fatally stabs colleague following argument By Eakkapop Thongtub Min Than Win sits near the knife used to fatally stab his colleague Wai Lin Boy. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub PHUKET: Police have charged a man for the fatal stabbing of a fellow Myanmar national in Thalang on Friday (May 24). The two men, who were colleagues and worked together, were at work chopping vegetables when an argument broke out and Wai Lin Boy allegedly hit Min Than Win with a metal rod, to which Mr Min retaliated by fatally stabbing Mr Wai. Police and rescue workers were called to the scene at 9:23am where the suspect was waiting for them. Rescue workers rushed Mr Wai to Thalang Hospital where he was later died. Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/myanmar-worker-fatally-stabs-colleague-following-argument-71544.php#demo -- © Copyright Phuket News 2019-05-25 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  10. I'm actually surprised - no, VERY surprised that the following statement is attributed to "the tourism ministry" :- "Visitors from China, Thailand’s biggest source of tourists, dropped 8.89% in April from a year earlier after falling 1.87% in March." Better keep looking after the farang expats for a little bit longer then!
  11. Think you mean the drubbing that Ukip got. I honestly think that you are rather perturbed and anxious re the popularity of the Brecit Party. The eu mep results will be interesting. Imo..the so called populist parties will do rather well..must to the displeasure of likes of junkard.tusk.barnier.mecron.merkel etc etc. Great fun for all the anti eu citizens throughout europe. Bad news for the europhile federalists [emoji2][emoji2][emoji2] Sent from my SM-G7102 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. And the Moral for most Falang: Don't get a Thai girl-friend, because there might be an uncontrollable, jealous Thai (Ex) Boy-friend lurking in ambush, ready to move in for the kill in this or many related situations.
  13. I am up country and its like everything fell off a cliff 6-8 months ago. Mrs has a small food business and down 80%. Everyone we talk to in the same boat Sent from my SM-J730GM using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. Trendy nonsense, there is climate change and the world is hotting up, there is little proof it's man made and not natural.
  15. Thanks so much again. It definitely seems like Vietnam is the path of least resistance, and in July should be a pleasant place to be even with some rainfall. If I go to Vietnam or Bali, the return will be via Laos anyway, with a stopover stay in Vientiane. Therefore, Vientiane and Savannakhet are fallback options in those cases. However, fortunately it seems a properly documented application meeting all requirements would be unlikely to be denied in VN or Bali. I am saving Yangon for several months later for better weather for an extended stay. It would also be great to line that up with a stay in Chiang Mai, but I will have to figure out the best land boarder and ground transportation option for return to Thailand. I am tempted to try the flight on PG into Chiang Mai, but I seem to recall reports of entry denial at CNX. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  16. So just more bad air to breathe Thailand a healthy holiday destination
  17. Marine Rangers: DMCR calls for volunteers to help protect marine treasures By Tanyaluk Sakoot Marine officials conduct a study on a damaged reef off Phuket. Photo: DMCR PHUKET: The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) is calling for people – Thai or foreign – to volunteer as “Marine Rangers” in order to protect coral reefs and other coastal areas, including mangroves, from damage by irresponsible tour operators or other unscrupulous parties. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) is calling for people – Thai or foreign – to volunteer as “Marine Rangers” in order to protect coral reefs and other coastal areas, including mangroves, from damage by irresponsible tour operators or other unscrupulous parties. “We need more Marine Rangers who have pure hearts to protect coral reefs, protected marine animals, mangroves and other valuable natural resources along the west coast of Thailand, including Phuket,” DMCR Director-General Jatuporn Buruspat told The Phuket News this week. Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/marine-rangers- dmcr-calls-for-volunteers-to-help-protect-marine-treasures-71534.php#Vg1IJ1qdAx1EzdlW.97 -- © Copyright Phuket News 2019-05-25 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  18. Lord help me that I never have to worry about rubber bands in any shape or fashion.
  19. The vet I use will only put your pet down if it has cancer, other than that she is brilliant
  20. The Donald is a very decent guy in as much as he stands up for his own people. Sent from my SM-G7102 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  21. I indeed hope he was talking nonsense and there are no new crazy regulations cooking in the background... I'm so tired of this
  22. They have to keep more than one eye on us evil Farangs you know !
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